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The Physicians Committee


Help our ongoing campaigns to put a stop to
unnecessary animal experiments.



Animals Used in Experiments

After more than 25 years, the experiments at Wayne State have contributed nothing to treatments for patients suffering from heart failure or hypertension

Reform Chemical and Cosmetics Testing

Include language in the Personal Care Products Safety Act to require companies to use nonanimal testing approaches and ban the sale and import of animal-tested cosmetics.

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and Paramedic Training

Only two programs in the United States and Canada refuse to use human-relevant medical simulators for Advanced Trauma Life Support training, even as the US military has made the switch.

UW is the only paramedic program in the northwest region of the United States known to use animals to teach emergency procedures instead of implementing modern training methods.

Baystate Medical Center continues to use live animals for ATLS courses while 99 percent of all other programs have modernized their methods.

North Dakota State University is one of only two ATLS programs in the United States and Canada to use animals instead of simulators.


Pediatrics Residency Programs

Laval University is the only pediatrics program in Canada that uses animals to teach human medicine.

Emergency Medicine Residency Programs

Mizzou uses live pigs to teach residents despite the fact that almost 90 percent of surveyed emergency medicine programs use only human-based training methods.

Please take a minute to ask Interim School of Medicine Dean Duane Compton, Ph.D., and Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director E. Paul DeKoning, M.D., M.S., to replace the use of live animals with human-based training methods in the New Hampshire hospital’s emergency medicine residency program.

The hospital uses up to 200 live rabbits and sheep each year to teach emergency medicine residents procedural skills.

Ask the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences to replace the use of pigs in the school’s Emergency Skills Laboratory with validated human-relevant training methods.

The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine uses live pigs and goats to train residents when almost 90 percent of surveyed emergency medicine residencies implement nonanimal methods.